Archive for April, 2009

Engage the students


It is said that using new and fancy tools helps to attract the students and gets them to work more engaged in the class. Do you think engaging students could be enough as a reason to use twitter blogs, wikis and other stuff in school? How about students who would prefer the “traditional” way of classes?
See also the Blogpost of @Eva which deals with the same Problem…

The New Media Literacies

Members of the research team at Project New Media Literacies discuss the social skills and cultural competencies needed to fully engage with today’s participatory culture. Featuring Henry Jenkins, and produced by Anna Van Someren at Project New Media Literacies.

See more NML videos at http://techtv.mit.edu/collections/newmedialiteracies
Found at initiatived21.de

Tweeducation?

Since there are still a lot of blogs without any results of your research about articles on blogs in education I am asking myself if I gave you all necessary information!?
May be it’s just the lack of a propper deadline and/or the good weather…
So both tasks, the one from last week and this one should be done before next thuesday – our next seminar session.
So you new task is – guess what – search for sources of how microblogging (e.g.) can be used in school/education to support learning. Quote the most interesting parts in a blogentry and add your own thoughts. What ist good/useful and what should be improved within this concept?
Pretty well known are the Papers from Holotescu&Grosseck1, Eber&Schiefner2 which could be a starting point but there are more papers and articles outside…

Have a nice week and see you next thuesday in the seminar!

  1. Can we use Twitter for educational activities? []
  2. Microblogging – more than fun? []

The next task

Search for sources of how blogs can be used in school/education to support learning. Quote the most interesting parts in a blogentry and add your own thoughts. What ist good/useful and what should be improved within this concept? Please make sure to let us know where you get the text from just as in a usual paper you would write for other seminars.

There are a lot of sources on the web but maybe you’ll find some interesting things in the library too…

If you have an own idea how to use blogs that might be interesting too.

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  1. Image Source http://www.flickr.com/photos/ben-zvan-photography/468487548/ []

List of Blogs and Twitternames

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  1. Baktygul
    Blog | Twitter:@bakusya
  2. Catha
    Blog New Blog | Twitter:@catha_n
  3. Eva
    Blog | Twitter:@evadurall
  4. Iris
    Blog | Twitter:@extrai
  5. Johannes
    Blog | Twitter:@jmwuhh
  6. Julia
    Blog | Twitter:@druhh
  7. Kathrin
    Blog | Twitter:@mona_gamie
  8. Liv
    Blog | Twitter:@polkagrisar09
  9. Mirjam
    Blog New Blog | Twitter:@lyrabella
  10. Ralf
    Blog | Twitter:@ralfa
  11. Sabine
    Blog | Twitter:@scashh
  12. Salla
    Blog | Twitter:@xsallax

If you are missing in the list of seminar participants please add your data using the comment section!

  1. Imagesource: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vanderlin/105314952/ []

Blogs and Twitter

Maybe you don’t have an Idea now what Blogs and Twitter are. So these Videos might help you to get a closer understanding about what Blogs and Twitter(Microblogging) are.


Pleasy describe in an own Blogentry what you think Blogs/blogging and Twitter/Microblogging are.
Don’t be afraid writing something wrong, you won’t be judged by what you think about those services.

Welcome Seminar

Hello and Welcome to the Seminar “Pedagogical Media Theory – Blogging and its possible relation to education”.
This Blog will guide you throug our Seminar and should be the place to ask and answer your and my questions. All ressources offered by me will be hyperlinked/provided in here.
In order to get your own experiences in blogging and microblogging you are asked to create a own blog and a own account for microblogging.
Before we go on with that you should have a look at this video.

After watching this video please take a while to think about it! (Really!) Read more »

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